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The
Leadership Initiative
Explores
NAEYC's
From Survive
to Thrive
The Leadership Initiative is hosting a series of activites, events and discussions around the National Association for the Education of Young Children's new publication for leaders: From Survive to Thrive: A Director's Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program.

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Webinars

Survive to Thrive Webinar, September 23rd

Survive to Thrive Chapter 9: Enrollment

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, August 12th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 8: Working with Families

Wednesday, August 12th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, July 15th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 7: Staffing

Wednesday, July 15th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, June 10th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 6: Observation, Assessment, and Documentation

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, May 6th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 5: Program Curriculum

Wednesday, May 6th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, April 8th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 4: Budget and Finances

Wednesday, April 8th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, March 11th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 3: Achieving and Maintaining Program Quality

Wednesday, March 11th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, February 5th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 2: Program Context and Culture

Wednesday, February 5th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed
Survive to Thrive Webinar, January 8th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 1: What Does It Mean to Be a Director?

Wednesday, January 8th 2020, 2:00pm

Registration Closed

Early Childhood Director's Conference

October 28th, 2019

In October over 200 early childhood leaders attended the our first Early Childhood Directors Conference, focused on From Survive to Thrive: A Director's Guide for Leading an Early Childhood Program.

Authors Debbie Leekeenan and Iris Chin Ponte gave a keynote address and lead breakout sessions. Attendees heard from our speakers and engaged in discussions with other leaders about facilitative leadership; finding perspective, balance, and flexibility in our work; strategies to support great staff; and how to build reciprocal relationships by learning from and with families.

Iris Chin Ponte
Director and Teacher
Debbie LeeKeenan
Early Childhood Consultant and Lecturer

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